Luke Williams (English footballer)

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Luke Williams
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Personal information
Full name Luke Anthony Williams[1]
Date of birth (1993-06-11) 11 June 1993 (age 21)
Place of birth Middlesbrough, England
Height 1.85 m (6 ft 1 in)
Playing position Striker
Club information
Current team
Middlesbrough
Number 14
Youth career
2007–2009 Middlesbrough
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009– Middlesbrough 23 (2)
2014 Hartlepool United (loan) 7 (2)
2014 Scunthorpe United (loan) 5 (2)
National team
2009–2010 England U17 5 (0)
2010–2012 England U19 8 (1)
2013 England U20 4 (2)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 15:54, 14 December 2014 (UTC).

† Appearances (Goals).

‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 20:00, 29 June 2013 (UTC)

Luke Anthony Williams (born 11 June 1993) is an English professional footballer currently playing for Championship side Middlesbrough as a striker.

Career[edit]

He was born in Middlesbrough, England. He made his league debut on 28 December 2009, coming on as a substitute.[2] In doing so, Williams became the youngest Middlesbrough player in over a century, aged just 16 years and 200 days. Williams made his first Middlesbrough start against Coventry City. On 13 May 2010, it was announced that Williams had secured a professional four year contract with Middlesbrough.[3] He scored his first goal for Middlesbrough on 21 August 2012, a long range goal in the 88th minute in a 3–2 win against Burnley.[4] He scored his second goal for Middlesbrough on 15 September, in a 2–0 win against Ipswich Town.[5]

On 23 January 2014, Williams joined Hartlepool United on a one-month loan deal,[6] playing a central-attacking midfield role.

On 23 October 2014, Williams signed for Scunthorpe United on a one-month loan deal. He made his debut against Notts County [7]

International career[edit]

He made his England under-17 debut on 26 October 2009, in a 6–2 win against Kazakhstan.[8] He made his under-19 debut on 2 September 2010, in a 2–0 win against Slovakia.[9] He scored his first goal on 2 June 2011, in a 3–2 win against Switzerland during 2011 UEFA European Under-19 Football Championship qualification.[10] On 28 May 2013, he was named in manager Peter Taylor's 21-man squad for the 2013 FIFA U-20 World Cup.[11] He scored on his debut on 16 June, in a 3–0 win in a warm-up game against Uruguay.[12] He also scored in the opening group-stage game on 23 June against Iraq.[13]

Career statistics[edit]

As of 8 February.[14]
Club Season League FA Cup League Cup Other Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Middlesbrough 2009–10 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
2010–11 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 7 0
2011–12 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2012–13 11 2 1 0 2 0 0 0 14 2
2013–14 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 4 0
Hartlepool United (loan) 2013–14 7 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 7 2
Career total 30 4 3 0 4 0 0 0 37 4

Honours[edit]

England U17

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Search 1984 to 2006 – Birth, Marriage and Death indexes". Findmypast.com. Retrieved 12 August 2010. 
  2. ^ Middlesbrough FC Official Website – Match Report
  3. ^ "Boro youngsters earn deals". Sky Sports. 13 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "Middlesbrough 3–2 Burnley" BBC Sport. 21 August 2012. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  5. ^ "Middlesbrough 2–0 Ipswich" BBC Sport. 15 September 1997. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  6. ^ "Luke Williams Joins Pools On Loan". Hartlepool United FC. 23 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "Iron sign Boro striker Williams". Scunthorpe United. 23 October 2014. 
  8. ^ "England 6–2 Kazakhstan" uefa.com. 26 October 2009. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  9. ^ "England 2–0 Slovakia" The FA.com. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  10. ^ "Switzerland 2–3 England" 2 June 2011. Retrieved 15 September 2012.
  11. ^ "Final squad named" TheFA.com. 28 May 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  12. ^ "Training win for Three Lions" TheFA.com. 16 June 2013. Retrieved 17 June 2013.
  13. ^ "England v Iraq" TheFA.com. 23 June 2013. Retrieved 24 June 2013/
  14. ^ Luke Williams career stats at Soccerbase